Political Psychology in International Relations
Please join the Mershon Center for a discussion with Joshua Kertzer on political psychology in international relations as part of the Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security search.
This event is part of a job talk series for the Wayne Woodrow Hayes Chair in National Security
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Joshua Kertzer is the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Government at Harvard University, where I specialize in the intersection of international security, foreign policy, political psychology, and quantitative and experimental methods.
His book, Resolve in International Politics, was published in 2016 by Princeton University Press, and received the 2017 Alexander L George Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for the best book published in the field of political psychology. Josh's research has also appeared in a wide range of journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Politics, and World Politics.
Joshua has received a number of awards and recognitions, including the American Political Science Association's Merze Tate (formerly Helen Dwight Reid) and Kenneth N. Waltz Awards, the Peace Science Society's Walter Isard Award, the Journal of Conflict Resolution's Bruce Russett Award, and the International Society of Political Psychology's Erik Erikson Award for distinguished early career contributions to the study of political psychology. My research has also been featured on The Colbert Report, Chelsea Lately, and Real Time with Bill Maher.
Joshua Kertzer graduated with a PhD in Political Science from The Ohio State University in August 2013. Before coming to Harvard, he was a Dartmouth Fellow in US Foreign Policy and International Security at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. In 2016-17, he was a Visiting Associate Research Scholar at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. He currently co-directs the Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and serve on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Political Psychology.